Kim Zolciak-Biermann is speaking her truth. The “Don’t Be Tardy” star shared her thoughts after her daughter Brielle Biermann appeared on the “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” special episode featuring many of the Real Housewives’ kids on Sunday, May 9, 2021.
In the episode, 24-year-old Biermann told Cohen she hasn’t had plastic surgery but her appearance changed as she “simply grew up in front of cameras,” according to Page Six. Viewers have speculated for years that she has had her face and body surgically altered.
The episode filmed a few weeks prior to airing in mid-April while Brielle Biermann was mourning a severe loss. Biermann’s longtime friend Ethan McCallister died April 3 when he was struck by a car in a hit-and-run accident in Atlanta. The family has shared how devastating the loss has been to their family.
But Zolciak is now explaining her and her family’s disappointment in Bravo in a statement she posted to her Instagram Story on Sunday, May 9. “My baby Brielle Biermann was scheduled to do a pre show call with WWHL Friday April 9th the day of Ethan’s (her best friend of many years who died tragically while they were out enjoying life on 4/3) funeral! It was obviously postponed! Which she appreciated very much.”
She wrote that she was upset that Bravo did not express condolences to her daughter. She wrote, “You can’t f***** tell me that nobody knew this information the day of filming! She filmed 3 days later … It was nationwide …Not once was Ethan’s death mentioned or considered. My baby sat there with a brave face not saying a word trying to stay strong. (Not 5 minutes before she was on my shoulder in tears).”
Zolciak Addressed Cohen’s Actions
As the host of WWHL and face of Bravo, many fans may have assumed it was Cohen who decided not to include McCallister’s death on the episode. Zolciak assured fans that she did not blame Cohen for the situation, acknowledging that he is quite the busy man.
She wrote on the same Instagram Story, “I will say that Andy Cohen did text me a week later apologizing saying he was unaware of the situation! I didn’t expect Andy to know…He has an entire at Bravo TV that should know!!”
Zolciak concluded her statement, “You guys know how I feel…..Mess with me fine…Mess with my kids is an entirely different story. I raised some strong girls and I am so proud of them.”
Zolciak’s Family May Not Have to Worry About Reality TV Coverage Anymore
Fans first met the wig-alicious Zolciak when she starred on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” from seasons 1 through 5 and reappeared during season 10 as a “friend of.” The former star got married to Kroy Biermann in 2011, and together the two have four young children. Zolciak also has two daughters, Brielle and Ariana, from a previous relationship.
Her time on RHOA didn’t last forever, so she and her hubby began a spinoff show with their family called “Don’t Be Tardy.” The show ran for eight seasons and over 80 episodes and documented Zolciak, her husband and their six kids throughout the years.
But according to a May 7 report from TMZ, “Don’t Be Tardy” has been canceled. A source told TMZ that “the network decided not to move forward with another season of ‘Tardy’ because Bravo felt the show had simply run its course after 8 years documenting the famous fam.”
Page Six reported the same day that the Biermann family may be launching a new show.
“The Biermann family is extremely grateful for their 13-year-plus relationship with Bravo and NBC Universal,” they said in a statement to Page Six. “We greatly appreciate and value the support from all of our fans as we continue to grow in the entertainment industry. In times of significant growth, there are steps that have to be strategically taken, but rest assured, you will see the Biermann family on your TV screens again very soon. Grab yourself a glass of wine and stay tuned.”
“We have enjoyed watching the incredible journey of Kim, Kroy and their entire family who grew up right before our eyes,” a spokesperson for Bravo said, according to Page Six. “We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to share their life and all the touching moments with our audience. While ‘Don’t Be Tardy’ will not be returning for another season, the Biermanns will always be part of the Bravo family and we look forward to seeing what’s next.”